Many municipalities and First Nations want to collaborate as neighbours, but don’t know where to begin. Since 2012, this initiative has helped neighbouring municipalities and First Nations develop partnerships that establish and support their mutually beneficial economic development. Each community partnership promotes reconciliation and collaboration. They help coordinate local action to address regional issues and build a more sustainable economy for all.

This initiative is implemented jointly with Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers).

Photo: City of Vernon/Sproing Creative

Participating communities
Read about our CEDI partnerships and what they’ve accomplished.

Okanagan Indian Band and City of Vernon

The Okanagan is a major tourist destination in BC, and Vernon is currently one of the only municipalities in the Okanagan that doesn't have a developed waterfront. Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) and City of Vernon have a unique opportunity to collaborate on land use planning and economic development of the neighbouring Sandy Beach/Kin Beach (waterfront area) in Vernon. OKIB and City of Vernon will participate in CEDI 2017 - 2020.
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Treaty 20–Peterborough County

This partnership has taken a regional approach to First Nation-Municipal Collaboration, bringing two First Nations, two townships, a regional government, and an economic development corporation together. These partners will participate in CEDI between 2017–2020.
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This program is funded by the Government of Canada and implemented in partnership with Cando (Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers).

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